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August 1, 2013  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Two Views of Walker Evans’s American Photographs
Walker Evans. House in New Orleans. 1935. Gelatin silver print. 3 5/16 x 5 5/16" (8.5 x 13.5 cm). Anonymous Fund

Walker Evans. House in New Orleans. 1935. Gelatin silver print, 3 5/16 x 5 5/16″ (8.5 x 13.5 cm). Anonymous Fund. Evans gave this print to MoMA in the spring of 1938, and the cropping matches the one in the original exhibition.

In 1938, 75 years ago this fall, MoMA installed its first one-person photography show, comprising 100 prints by Walker Evans, with the self-consciously ambiguous title American Photographs. (After all, what exactly makes a photograph American?) Read more